As the story has it, one day I headed to the opposite side of the globe – the Flipside. I arrived in Korea on February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d do a year, then leave. I went from being some random foreign girl to taking on labels I never imagined – university professor, film extra, professional boxer, reality TV star, CEO of my own girls-only fitness company (Flipside Fitness), CEO of my own boxing club (Hulk's Club, formerly known as Hulk's Boxing), and now I'm launching my 3rd business -- Empowered Clubhouse.

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I then picked up one day and returned to Toronto, Canada. But then I left again. This time it was for the Philippines. That's where I am now, living in the land of the happy people. The struggles are real and the struggles are many but I'm living life on my terms, I'm calling the shots, and I'm doing what I love. Life is an amazing adventure and this is my story of yesterday.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Stepping In to Step it Up

 Today I stepped into the ring with a new opponent, Coach Marcelo.
I can honestly say that he's the first sparring opponent I've ever been nervous about getting hurt.  I've watched him spar on plenty of occasions and often he doesn't hold back.  His opponent gets hurt, he gets hurt, and as much as it is a part of the sport, getting hurt is also discouraging.  I don't want to be discouraged.
It got rough and tough pretty fast.
I landed some clean, solid shots but so did he, of course. 
In between rounds though, I got an unexpected visitor, my "Little Hero" showed up and in between the rounds he patted my glove as if to give me some extra motivation and positive vibes.  Thanks buddy.
Thanks to my coach, Coach Marcelo, for pushing me around the ring today 
and giving me the hard challenge of taking him on in the ring.
And of course thanks to my Little Hero for being my littlest but biggest cheerleader today.

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